Go! 9/28-9/30



Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts.

Friday, 9/28

Simply Devine: Kick off St. Louis Wine Festival weekend at Bacchus at the Basin tonight from 6:30 to 9 p.m. A $50 ticket will grant you access to this festival preview party, which includes wine tasting, music and hors d'oeuvres at the Grand Basin near the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. For more information call 314-721-0072.

Keep On Keaton On: The Webster University Film Series presents Three Ages, the first in a series of films by silent film actor and director Buster Keaton. The show starts at 8 p.m. inside Moore Auditorium (470 E. Lockwood; 314-968-7487). Matthew Everett has the details here.

Up In Arms: After a nice silent film, why not liven the night up at The Scottish Arms (6-10 S. Sarah Street; 314-535-0551). Enjoy its yummy beer selection and worth-getting-chubby-for cheddar soup.

Saturday, 9/29

Shall We Dance?: Even if it's been awhile since you broke out those stellar moves, join the celebration of dance in all forms at Dancing In The Street and Off the Wall. Grand Center at North Grand and Lindell boulevards will be gettin' into the groove from 2 to 10 p.m. Click here for the details.

Sweet Meat: After working up a sweat from salsa dancing, stop to replenish with a meal fit for a truck driver at Big V's Burger Joint –- which means you'll probably have leftovers depending on what you order. Oh, and try the BLTA -- named best in St. Louis.

Cuckoo For COCA: If you are still mobile in wake of your feast, hit up The Founders' Theatre at COCA (524 Trinity Avenue; 314-725-6555) for Rockapella –- an a cappella five-some, whom you might remember from that early '90s game show Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?. Catch the group's last performances today at 1:30 and again at 3:30 p.m. for $17 to $20.

Sunday, 9/30

Morning Booster: If you wake up today with a desire for some outstanding sustenance, then strut to Rooster (1104 Locust Street; 314-241-8118), who was just awarded in the RFT's Best Of St. Louis issue for having the best breakfast in St. Louis.

Red Light Special: Learn more from the oldest profession in the world than how to make a quick buck. At "Prostitutes, Madams and Archaeology," Assistant Professor Valery Altizer will give a free lecture about how artifacts from ladies of the evening piece together a greater understanding of society from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Scott Joplin House State Historic Site (2658A Delmar Boulevard; 314-340-5790).

Wine and Wine Again: End the day (and weekend) with Chardonnay at the St. Louis Wine Festival from noon to 6 p.m. in Forest Park. Ms. Day, who will most certainly be in attendance, fills your glass with additional information here.

And be sure to check out what's going on this weekend in the St. Louis music scene at A to Z.

-Jeanette Kozlowski


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